Published Dec 11, 2009Way back in June, we told you that Vancouver, BC punks Vapid had completed work on their debut full-length, Practically Dead, and that it would be out by the end of the summer as a split release between Deranged Records and Nominal Records. Six months later, the album has finally seen the light of day.
In an interview with Exclaim!, bassist Caroline Doyle shed some light on the multiple delays, saying, "The manufacturing process just seemed to take forever. Also, when we decided to book extra recording days we couldn't get in until weeks - or was it months? - into the future. It was an epic journey. Not to mention we changed our minds about everything about a million times."
However, the long gap did have some definite benefits. "I was very grateful for the long delay between mixing, mastering and getting the test pressings," Doyle explains. "I was sick of listening to our songs and was really nervous about the album coming out, but after a nice long break I think it turned out well and I can enjoy listening to it again."
While a tour for the album is in the works, Doyle said that the band are also already eager to get in the studio and record more material. From the sounds of things though, it might just be an excuse to get in on some more studio hijinks. "The wildest thing that happened was us polishing off 24 Duffin's donuts in one night," she recalls. "Everything seems funny when you are recording over night and are completely delirious."
In the meantime, Vapid will be playing their official LP release show at Vancouver's Astoria on Saturday (December 12). They'll be joined by Toronto's Sick Error and Petroleum By-Products.
Practically Dead is now shipping. Nominal is selling it on clear vinyl and Deranged is offering black and white marble vinyl.
3. "Sex Stain"
4. "Hate You"
5. "Take a Walk, Baby"
9. "Death of Youth"
10. "Total Zero"
11. "So Far Gone"
12. "Do the Earthquake"
13. "Movin' On"